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The Case for Plain Language Contracts

We read with interest ‘The Case for Plain-Language Contracts’ in the Harvard Business Review by Shawn Burton – and thanks to Hal Good for highlighting it on LinkedIn. In it the author lays down plainly and simply why out-dated, ‘ jargonese ’-style contracts are – or should be – a thing of the...

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Germany Mandates PEPPOL for Invoicing to the Public Sector

Last month the German National IT Planning Council decided to mandate use of the PEPPOL eDelivery Network as the web service for e-invoices to public authorities in Germany. The timeline for implementation by federal, regional and local authorities will be decided in October. As part of these...

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Public Spend Forum's Public Procurement Weekly Roundup: Updates on JEDI cloud solicitation, NDAA, and more

FITARA Scorecard expectations, what to watch in Defense Policy Bill debate, more on the JEDI cloud solicitation. This is Public Spend Forum’s Weekly Roundup for May 11, 2018. What to Expect on the Next FITARA Scorecard The Government Accountability Office (GAO) releases an IT report...

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Accenture to Boost Public Sector Reach Through Certus

CRN writes that IT services giant Accenture has completed its acquisition of Guildford-based (England) Oracle partner Certus Solutions in a move which it claims will boost its public sector credentials. Certus is an Oracle Platinum partner with a track record of selling into the government and...

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Funding Boost for UK Regional Transport

The UK Secretary for Transport has announced a £2 million funding boost to improve customer journeys and connectivity in the South East of England. The Department for Transport says the plans will allow people in Kent, Hampshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire to influence investment decisions...